Yellow journalism of Geo TV and Amir Liaqat of Jahil Online

On 7th September 2008, “celebrating” the 1974’s decision of the Pakistan’s National Assembly, GEO TV’s controversial program Aalim Online which in true sense is in fact Jahil Online spreading ignorance in the name of Islam, presented a very disturbing program about Khatme Nabuwwat in which the guest mullas promoted killing of Ahmadi Muslims. This obviously resulted in a protest from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Recently Geo TV has issued a response and called this “baseless” accusation.

I watched the program from start to end and although Aamir Liaqat did not give the fatwa (his guest did) but the way the whole program was “designed” by Amir it was indeed very provocative, highly insulting, full of lies, one-sided propaganda, that in no way comes near the Geo TV’s slogan “geo or jeno do”. In fact the sole purpose of the program was to insult and spread hatred through false propaganda against the already marginalized Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan. Whether certain Ahmadis received death threats or not the fact remains that this program promoted killing of Ahmadis and Geo TV did nothing to present any response from Ahmadiyya Jama’at. How can this be a “baseless” accusation is beyond comprehension.

If they have the slightest love for humanity they should give equal time to Ahmadis to present their views. They claim in their press release that they allow other minority groups to speak. Well actions speak louder than words. When was the last time they presented any news or report or view from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community? To put salt on the wounds they have in fact lowered themselves to such a pathetic state that they allowed this program to even be planned for 7th September, a dark day in the history of Pakistan. Would they now allow Brelvis to justify the Fatwas of Kuffar against Deobandis? And vice versa?


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